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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Osmeriformes
Family: Opisthoproctidae Barreleyes or spookfishes

Genus: Dolichopteryx

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Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 17.3 cm SL

Dolichopteryx anascopa
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Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 6.3 cm SL

Dolichopteryx andriashevi

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Probably worldwide in tem
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Dolichopteryx longipes (Vaillant, 1888)

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Dolichopteryx longipes
[Brownsnout spookfish]
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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 6.0 cm SL

Dolichopteryx minuscula
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North Pacific
Max. Length 21.7 cm SL

Dolichopteryx parini
[Winged spookfish]
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Eastern Central Pacific.
Max. Length 8.0 cm SL

Dolichopteryx pseudolongipes
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Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 6.6 cm SL

Dolichopteryx rostrata
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Southern hemisphere
Max. Length 14.3 cm SL

Dolichopteryx trunovi
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Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 6.1 cm SL

Dolichopteryx vityazi

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Dolichopteryx anascopa Atlantic Ocean 17.3 SL 1901
Dolichopteryx andriashevi Pacific Ocean 6.3 SL 2009
Dolichopteryx longipes Brownsnout spookfish Probably worldwide in tem 18 SL 1888
Dolichopteryx minuscula Indo-West Pacific 6.0 SL 2006
Dolichopteryx parini Winged spookfish North Pacific 21.7 SL 2001
Dolichopteryx pseudolongipes Eastern Central Pacific. 8.0 SL 2008
Dolichopteryx rostrata Northeast Atlantic 6.6 SL 2006
Dolichopteryx trunovi Southern hemisphere 14.3 SL 2005
Dolichopteryx vityazi Pacific Ocean 6.1 SL 2009

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